"The Habit Trip is a joy. Imagine if childhood stories got together

with behavior science to give us lessons on how to change."

Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of DRIVE and WHEN



The Habit Trip
A Fill-in-the-Blank Journey to a Life on Purpose

By Sarah Hays Coomer

When something feels wrong, your routines are a mess, and nothing is working, you want to make a change. The impulse is to go big: start a ten-day fast. Work out five times a week. Quit your job, end your marriage, and move to Dubai—raze it all to the ground. But those drastic efforts tend to fizzle out before they've even begun. The Habit Trip maps the topography of who you are and what you love, revealing a personalized infrastructure for well-being that is hiding in plain sight.

The journey is divided into three sections:


  • The Situation: evaluate your life in ten areas to identify what’s working and what’s not

  • The Solution: find micro-doses of solace and strength to bolster your health and stability

  • The Payoff: amplify the power, peace, and presence that comes with knowing what matters most

The Habit Trip is an actionable antidote for stress and frustration, nestled inside of an interactive workbook in which you are the one and only expert. By the end of your rollicking journey (accompanied by a host of enchanted creatures), you'll have charted an easier way to roll through the joyful chaos of life, one habit at a time. Your challenges, your solutions, your way.


Published by Running Press, December 1, 2020


"The Habit Trip is a joy. Imagine if childhood stories got together with behavior science to give us lessons on how to change"

Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DRIVE and WHEN

"In The Habit Trip, Sarah Hays Coomer reveals a refreshing new way to approach positive change: listening to your gut, your heart, and your inner voice. If you've ever wanted the process of change to feel more playful, joyful, and rooted in self-trust—not self-criticism—this guide will show you the way."

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of The Willpower Instinct and The Joy of Movement

"The Habit Trip is a literal and figurative roadmap to help us identify how to boost our well-being. Through engaging ideas and tools Sarah Hays Coomer guides us to answer the very questions that underlie the quality of life we all yearn to achieve. If you are ready to feel and live better, The Habit Trip will quickly launch you on to this inspiring path."

Michelle Segar, Ph.D., MPH, author of No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You A Lifetime of Fitness​

"The Habit Trip is a fresh perspective on ways to consider, measure, and ultimately change the many micro-habits that shape our lives. Coomer does an incredible job weaving together science, narratives, and her own journey in this compelling and highly practical book, which actively invites the reader to engage. I recommend it to anyone who wants to make changes to their keystone habits."

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., author of Your Next Big Thing